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miserables star-studded cast will be here. >>> deadly and daring raid in afghanistan that saved the life of an american doctor. atia abawi is in kabul. >> reporter: a turn of events as this navy s.e.a.l. lost his life saving a fellow american citizen in afghanistan. it all started in the early morning hours of sunday as a joint u.s. afghan special team went in to save the life of dr. dilip joseph, an american doctor who was kidnapped two days before with two members of his afghan staff. the staff was released earlier when a small ransom was made but the taliban was asking for $100,000 for dr. joseph's release. general john allen felt that his life was in imminent danger and then called for the rescue mission as special operations team lured the taliban in, saying they would pay the ransom. the taliban came. instead, they were met by this team who killed at least six taliban insurgents. unfortunately, this u.s. navy s.e.a.l. also lost his life. his identity has not yet been released but he is being labeled a hero by the top brass in washington, including secretary of defense leon panetta
's heavyweights are posting hefty run times. "lincoln" clocks in at 2 1/2 hours. "les miserables," 2:38. and "the hobbit" a whopping 2:49, that's right, almost 3 hours. >> a never ending story. >> reporter: sacha baron cohen joked. why try to hold the moviegoers' attention for so long? many say blame it on oscars. there's a feeling here in hollywood that the academy won't take a best picture contender seriously if it's under two hours. and this time of year, studios are racing to release the epic before the oscar deadline. >> any film that opens on christmas day is also eligible for oscars. >> reporter: long oscar winners are, of course, nothing new. "gone with the wind" was almost four hours but included an intermission. >> frankly, my dear, i don't give a damn. >> reporter: it seems today's mother gores don't seem to mind. >> if i'm into the subject matter and all that, i'm all for it. >> reporter: experts predict a record box office take of almost $11 million this year. a sign that supersize movies may be around for a very long time. kristen dahlgren, nbc news, hollywood. >>> is she or isn't s
makes you so curious. >> get my gun! >> also opening today is "les miserables" starring ann hathaway ♪ deliver me from this hell i'm living ♪ >> so if you even want to be more depressed this holiday season go check out those movies. anyway, we want to review those movies and tell you if they're worth seeing or not. our senior editor from rotten tomatoes.com gray drake is with me now. good morning and merry christmas. >> merry christmas. >> i'm glad you have your santa hat on. we love that. >> thank you. anything i can do. ho, ho, ho. >> well, like i said, these two movies aren't exactly uplifting holiday fare. is it unusual they're being released at christmas time? >> you know, the reason these movies are released at christmas time is because they're great. and this is the time of year where we need things to blow off steam so we go to the movies. and even though you're right. they're not the most uplifting things in the world they're fantastic. there is so much good stuff to see in the theater that anybody, whether they want to go with their family or without their family you'll
january we're going to hit economic hangover when taxes are going to go up and everyone and ebe miserable. >> reporter: analysts say sales ana been strong this holiday season partly because many retailers started cutting prices ngrly. that meant bargains for christmas shoppers but, jeff, may mean lower profits for the jefes. >> glor: john blackstone, thank rou. john mentioned the fiscal cliff. tinight we've learned democrats emocraw moving ahead on their hei plan to avoid it now that talks have broken down with john boehner. white house and congressional leaders have until january 1 to lork out a budget deal. resident obama is in hawaii on udget dn. nancy cordes is there as well. nancy, good evening. nancy, goor: jeff, this would : sentially be a last-ditch effort to avert the fiscal ially be sources tell us that aides to the president have been in talks preliminary talks, with aides to senate majority leader harry elf who himself was here in hawaii this weekend for the funeral of senator daniel inouye. eid is now working, we're told, on a smaller package than the comprehensive deal than
in as 2 1/2 hours. "le miserables" keeps audiences in their seats for 2:38. and "the hobbit" takes a whopping 2:49, almost three hours. >> they should all be called the never-ending story. >> one word of advice, go to the toilet before the movie starts. >> reporter: so why try to hold a moviegoer's attention for so long? many say blame it on oscar. there's a feeling the academy won't take a best picture contender seriously if it's under two hours. and studios are racing to release these epics before the oscar deadline. >> any film that opens on christmas day is also eligible for oscar. >> reporter: long oscar winners are nothing new. "gone with the wind" was almost four hours but included an intermission. it seems that today's moviegoers don't seem to mind, though. >> if i really believe in the subject matter and everything like that, i'm all for it. >> reporter: experts predict a record-breaking box office take of almost $11 billion this year. a sign that supersized movies may be around for a very long time. kristen dahlgren, nbc news, hollywood. >>> call it the nightmare before c
sensation for decades, the musical "les miserables" arrives on the silver screen. victor hugo's classic story of broken dreams, sacrifice and redemption, told in a way past versions never could. it's rated pg-13. >> django. >> jamie foxx is "django unchained." the star of the civil war era adventure. >> don't get so carried away with your reputation. >> a slave that teams up with a fugitive hunter to capture the most wanted man in the south. >> stop talking to him. >> calm down. i'm simply a customer trying to conduct a transaction. >> last chance. >> very well. >> but django never loses sight of his real plan to rescue his wife. she has been sold to plantation owner owned by leonardo dicaprio. >> he is a rambunctious sort, about he? >> the daring plot to save his wife is foiled by samuel l. jackson. jonah hill is also in this one. it's rated r. >> anyone brought an extra bag? i'm just asking. >> a variety. >> tarantino makes some good stuff. i've seen some stuff on facebook and twitter about that one. >> you have to see "les miserables" in the theater first before in the movies. >> i t
a one year contract with the japanese team. and no surprise here, "les miserables" opening was far from miserable. it grossed $17.5 million on its one day holiday debut. and not far behind, quinn ten tarantino's film with just under $11 million. so it sounds like a lot of people spent yesterday at the movies. >> i'm going to see both. >> like when we have time. >> yeah. what an epic. those sweeping pictures. >> and it has some great names. looking forward to it. on my list, as well. >>> president obama's christmas vacation will be over in a matter of hours. we'll have the latest inside information on whether he'll get a deal or more frustration when he arrives back here in the nation's capital. [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus presents the cold truth. i have a cold, and i took nyquil, but i'm still "stubbed" up. [ male announcer ] truth is, nyquil doesn't unstuff your nose. what? [ male announcer ] it doesn't have a decongestant. no way. [ male announcer ] sorry. alka-seltzer plus fights your worst cold symptoms plus has a fast acting decongestant to relieve your stuffy nose. [ sigh
. having to talk about the case day after day. it is absolutely miserable to me. i always tell people, imagine having to talk about the worst thing that ever happened to you over and over and over. but at the same time, if we don't keep doing it, we will have that stigma hanging o over our heads. we have to keep letting the state of arkansas know we're not going anywhere until you do the right thing. >> how important to you and powerful to you has it been to have lori's unequivocal backing and support to you. >> i couldn't have survived in prison and out of prison without her. when i con take another step when i felt like i couldn't go on, it was her. she is what would carry me forward, mentally, emotionally, spiritually until i could walk again. >> it is good to see you again. >> thank you. >> i wish you the very best, all of you, with the documentary. it is a very powerful film. i urge people to see it. they still have no real idea what this is all about, and to understand just how far you've come and what you've had to go through. it is called "west of mem kwphi coming out december
like ours. ours was a months monthlong and it was miserable. i came out of that a changed human being, for the better. i lost almost all of my cockiness and quite a few tailfeathers and spent the next decade being a weapons and tactics officer at a different level than a fighter wing. i was in khobar towers when that blew up. do you guys remember that? always in the wrong place at the wrong time. i was there when that place blew up. we hadn't really, i don't think any of us was thinking about terrorism the way that is thought about now. it wasn't something we were prepared to fight. my generation was geared to fight the soviet union. i asked my teenage daughter, she says you know, what's wrong with russia? russia was the soviet union and she said what's that? it's a big thing in the late 80s and early '90s before it toppled. we were geared up to fight them and most of us have never really considered iraq or knew who saddam hussein was. after that war was over, which winning was a forgone conclusion, you you no? the terrorism thing caught us by surprise. we thought they were rabble-rou
but secondly that the overall congress failed miserably in the final days to prevent a tax increase on middle income america and again could create some unforeseen consequences by virtue of the reactions that could occur not only in our own markets but global markets because we cannot get together and solve the problems for this country. >> senator, let me broaden that out a little bit. you are leaving the senate, you only have a couple days left actually, and your last vote well be on what has been an incredibly contentious but important issue. we are talking about tax hikes for anyone that basically gets a paycheck. if it is this difficult to dos this on something everybody says we can't raise taxes on the middle class, everybody says that, republicans and democrats, this difficult to come to an agreement what does that say about the future of immigration reform? what does that say about the future of anything that might be done about increased violence in schools or elsewhere? what does that say about important legislation that many americans would like to see happen? >> well, it does sugg
to fail miserably. we do. over the first season, it is a struggle, just like the struggle a lot of these tv journalists say they're going through. >> it was really a quite speck tech lack [ bleep ]. >> thank you very much. >> some of my favorite singers tell their stories. i was about to ask you how many times you've been properly in love in your life. >> the past is just a blur to me now, piers. it's almost a blur. now is the time. now is all that matters. [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. i just served my mother-in-law your chicken noodle soup but she loved it so much... i told her it was homemade. everyone tells a little white lie now and then. but now she wants my recipe [ clears his throat ] [ softly ] she's right behind me isn't she? [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. time for citi price rewind. because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you really don't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it finds one, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card
. >> usually ends up in a 12-step program. >>> universal "les miserables" was the top movie. that's good. >> i thought you were going. >>> will see that one of these day, a movie that opens on christmas day, stars hugh jackm jackman, anne hathaway, and russell crowe, took in $17 million in ticket sales above industry projections and the second best christmas day opening ever. apparently only sherlock holmes that came out on christmas three years ago and quentin tarantino's django got a lot of pre-opening controversy. i like quentin tarantino, a lot of controversial issues. >> the s&p index is down after its loss in 2008. money invested in commodity funds is up 86%. lang joins us with more on what we're calling the great commodity correction. >> we can call that. despite the index is looking to be down next year, we saw a lot of strong performers. soybean, wheat, saw staggering gains. 38 and 22% respectively. the ag group has seen strength. and lumber, the top performer with a gain near 50%, rising as a struggling u.s. housing market is showing signs of recovery and also supplies needed for hur
in atlanta. first, we go to ennis standing by in miserable, snowy new york. it's a pretty picture, ines. >> reporter: you can still see the snowfall here. and this area is expected to get anywhere from 9 to 13 inches here in syracuse and in some other areas of new york, up to 18 inches. and i'll tell you that the snowplows have been working 12-hour shifts throughout the day yesterday and evening. they were spreading salt before the storm in anticipation of the storm. this area is used to getting a lot of snowstorm. two years ago they got almost 180 inches of snowfall. and so this time they're saying, look, we're used to getting snow. the challenge is this amount of snow in such a short period of time, it's been almost two years since syracuse has seen one foot of snow all in one shot, drew. >> it is incredibly pretty pictures from my nice, warm studio, ines. we appreciate you getting up this morning and getting in it. >>> the nba's indiana pacers were actually forced to postpone last night's home game against the chicago bulls. that's a real rarity. take a look at these pictures. gettin
to pursue my dreams. his father, however, was a miserable human being and i grew up in a house always hearing my father talk about how much he hated his own father. so a lot of times that shaped -- i knew him, he died when i was 6 so it was those types of hearing those conversations that sort of informed how some of these children feel about their dad in this film. >> you're married to a supermodel. why is she not in ul aof your fil all of your films? >> on our first date, she said i've gotten offers to act and i have no interest so if you ever want a second date, don't ask. >> she runs an organization for women who are pregnant, does her own great thing. nice to have you and looking forward to seeing the film, looking forward to downloading and watching the film, i don't go out of the kids. >>> the silence deafening on capitol hill, rahm emmanuel will join us to talk about the prospects of a fiscal cliff deal straight ahead. >>> and then he was in great health when suddenly he had a mini stroke, at just 27, frankie muniz tells us what happened to him. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] e
of the fiscal cliff threat and hurricane sandy. >>> box office gold for les miserables. it blew away all expectations. raking in $18 million on opening day. strong number one. and number two, jangle on chains, starring jamie fox and leonardo decap icaprio. and then the hob bot, parental guidance and jack reacher. >>> in the next half hour, we'll preview some of the top picks with christopher john farley of speak easy. "the wall street journal's" culture website. we'll look ahead to the movies. >>> ahead on "starting point," we showed you the winter weather in some parts of the country. the other danger? tornadoes. a man rolling the camera as he started to steer his family away from a twister, that's next. ♪ aww man. [ male announcer ] returns are easy with free pickup from the u.s. postal service. we'll even drop off boxes if you need them. visit usps.com pay, print, and have it picked up for free. any time of year. ♪ nice sweater. thank you. ♪ welcome to chevy's year-end event. so, the 5.3-liter v8 silverado can tow up to 9,600 pounds? 315 horsepower. what's that in reindeer-power
, body aches, fever, tired, feeling miserable, that is usually the flu. harris: i want to turn quickly just to small children. as jon is saying when you have symptoms yourself you know how you're feeling but a little child can't always tell you. how can you tell by looking at your child, yeah, it is time to go to the doctor? >> i mean children look, they get very high fevers. they usually can tolerate that a little better than adults but if your child isn't eating or drinking and they're laying around, you can try to give them if avenue a fever some anti-fever medicine to see how they do. if they perk right up, usually could be just a cold. sniffles, colds, things like that are very common with kids. they spread germs. they're like little germ factories. they go to school, they touch everything, eat, touch their face. that is very common during flu season. you can do it up to six months and above kids can get a flu shot. jon: head's up it is probably a cold from the neck down, it is probably the flu? >> right. jon: all right. i'll remember that. that is good to know. harris: dr. vinoku
and the musical and les miserables bolt which opened yesterday are expected to help 2012 end on a high note. >> a southern california- based based company has successfully tested a reusable rocket it hopes will make it cheaper to go into space. the 10 stories tall cylinder hoovered momentarily and then landed safely. earlier this year, a spacex rocket sent a capsule full cargo zipping toward the international space station and a first of its kind of delivery for nasa. but the rocket failed in a second mission to put a commercial satellite into the correct orbit. >> thank you for joining us we will be back here starting at 4:00 a.m..
be the lure, but he was miserable when he was at miami. in his second year with the dolphins, he was looking for opportunities back at the college game. i think it would take a lot to get him back to the nfl. when you look at all the teams that will need coaches -- >> but why go? >> well, money. a lot of money. a whole lot of money. >> in the words of dire straits, he's got a daytime job. he's doing all right. but again, seriously. you've got the chance to be the very best in the 120-year history of college football, why do you risk that losing again? again, if he does it, god bless him. he's given us enough. >> i tend to think he'll stay, but you put enough money in front of him, who knows what's going to happen. >> very quickly, houston/new england, who wins tonight? >> probably the patriots, but the texans are looking really good. if they get home, playoff teams will be tough to beat. >> thanks so much. >>> david ignatius joins us for his must-read op-ed. >> willie, he had a remarkable must-read op-ed on friday about egypt and everything that's happened since then. i'd like one of those d
it was a miserable experience. >> it was terrible. i thought i was dying. >> they were very good at taking care of us and took care of all of our needs. they came in and sanitized the rooms three times a day while he we were ill. >> alisyn: it sounds terrible and all the sick passengers since recovered. yesterday we showed you the video of an ups man caught on camera stealing christmas presents and now new video in one neighborhood in seattle, washington. you can see one subject walks right out of his car, picks up a package from the front porch and bolts. surveillance cameras caught this woman strolling right up to a well-lit porch and stealing this box. police are still looking for both of them. >> clayton: you know what i'm struck by, how many people are using web cams on front porches. >> alisyn: and when you haven't done your christmas shopping in time, this is not the answer, people. >> kelly: and they're stealing in the day as well. during the daylight hours. >> clayton: it's expected everyone is at work and boxes piling up while you're at work. >> kelly: exactly. >> clayton: our booth wants
because it's what they did instead of counting and miserably in the back to the drawing board. but my preference would have been to have somebody from the outside sitting down and doing it in a reasonable fashion, so that's best for the country, what's best for the district, what's best for the state. >> tying into all of this of the role of parties. more americans over the course of your tenure identify themselves as political. what has that done to the party during the past couple decades? >> not as much as super committees. in the citizens united case that's probably been more on maybe some of the other things with less partisanship and less willingness to come together. i happen to agree on the political parties but in nebraska the nebraska legislature is a officially nonpartisan. some people just run for the seat. they don't run as republicans or democrats. generally republicans are, democrats are, but it's not uncommon for democrats to be chairmen of committees even if there's a majority of republicans unofficially. so i come from an environment there was spirit and was spun by
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